Travel to Countries with Travel Warnings
UM faculty, staff, and students traveling for UM-related activities to countries with U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings or Center for Disease Control Warning Level 3 must obtain prior permission for travel from the UM International Travel Review Committee by submitting a Risk Management Plan for Travel to Countries with Travel Warnings as part of their travel registration. The committee shall determine if the travel will be approved and with what, if any, conditions. Travelers must submit the completed Risk Management Plan by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days prior to departure. Travelers are advised not to purchase non-refundable tickets prior to travel approval. The committee consists of representatives from Global Engagement, Academic Enrichment, and Environmental Health and Risk Management in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel.
In evaluating requests, the University will consider a number of factors, including, but not limited to, academic necessity and appropriateness of the travel, personal preparedness, and adequacy of the measures to mitigate the specific health and safety risks. The committee shall determine if travel will be approved and with what, if any, conditions. If approved, travelers will be required to sign an Agreement and Acknowledgement of Risk document.
In the absence of a travel warning, the University may require any traveler to seek a prior permission for travel from the International Travel Review Committee, if the travel raises serious safety concerns or may be outside insurance coverage areas.